Biomedical engineering research centre planned for St Vincent's Hospital campus needs $120m funding

A DREAM to build a Melbourne research centre devoted to rebuilding people needs a $120 million injection of government funds. 

The Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery, to be built on the St Vincent's Hospital campus, would be Australia's first biomedical engineering research and education centre.

"Anything you can possibly imagine you'd like to do to rebuild someone, this is funding the technology and the science behind that," St Vincent's head of surgery, Prof Choong said.